September 10, 2008
The Kentucky Law Review recently reported on the $5.1 million dollar verdict in Jefferson County. The KLR notes it is one of the highest awards in recent memory and links to the Courier Journal article, discussing the case. Click on the link to read the entire KLR review with a link to the article.
I would also like to remark on the recent changes to the KLR. Congratulations to Mike Stevens on the recent upgrades in style and layout. Nice paint job, Mike! Very impressive. Keep up the good work.
July 9, 2008
Congratulations to Mike Stevens and his Kentucky Law Review for consistently being in the national top ten of the nation’s blogs. This is quite an accomplishment. You can read Mike’s well deserved summary of his blogs accomplishments, here.
May 14, 2008
I will be publishing a series of articles on Finis Price’s, TechnoEsq, which discuss freeware that I have incorporated into my solo law practice. For those who don’t know, freeware is software that is available for download on the internet for free. While there are certainly multiple offerings that perform the same function for free, my articles will deal with those that I have effectively incorporated into my law practice.
The first article titled, Scan to PDF has been posted, here. It discusses the software that I use to convert standard scanned images into PDF format with a software program called Scan2PDF 1.5. Other articles will discuss similar technology.
I want to thank Finis for the opportunity to write about my own passion for technology. Click on the link to see my post. While your there read about Finis’ own efforts to incorporate his background in technology and computers into his own law practice.
May 13, 2008
Just after I published my post on Justice Minton’s election as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky, I came across an interesting post by Mike Stevens at the Kentucky Law Review. In my post I mentioned the political agendas and special interests that occupy the Supreme Court. Well, Mike has an interesting post about the disagreements and internal disputes over the reappointment of Jason Nemes to the position of Administrator of the Office of Courts (AOC). The article written earlier this month is an interesting look into the inner workings of the Supreme Court. Read the entire post with links to the original article, here.
March 20, 2008
Finis Price at Technoesq.com just posted on his blog’s collaboration with the Kentucky Law Review to offer trial videos online. Finis describes it as follows:
TechnoEsq, in collaboration with Kentucky Law Review, is seeking to make available the trial videos of numerous newsworthy and interesting trials from across Kentucky. Every lawyer knows the benefit in watching how other attorneys work and present cases. Unfortunately, unless we take the time to attend a trial, we are relegated to hearing second-hand of the mistakes and successes of other litigators. Since we believe the lessons learned from these cases are invaluable and often too difficult to obtain, we are seeking out the trial videos for these cases, digitizing them and making them available to our viewers for educational purposes.
Amazing! I agree the value of such an offering is incredible. The good news? This is just further proof that lawyer blogs are at the forefront of advancing the legal profession into the 21st century. The bad new? This is further evidence of how far behind the times our third branch of the government is.
Good luck to Finis and Mike on this project. Click on the link above for the full story.
February 29, 2008
The Kentucky Law Review reported on a Courier Journal interview with Professor Robert G. Lawson, initially posted on by the Elusive Justice Blog, titled an Example of Resistance to Change. You can read the KLR’s post here, with links to the full article and other interesting posts.
While not germane to tort and insurance law issues, I agree with Mike Stevens that the entire interview should be read. In my opinion, attorneys, regardless of their practice area, are obligated to speak up on important legal issues such as those discussed in the interview. Regardless of your own opinion we are ethically bound to at least join in debating this issue and addressing the questions raised. You should at least be aware of the problem. Not everything is as simple as it appears.
January 8, 2008
Mike Stevens of the Kentucky Law Review has recently posted some kind words about the Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Journal here. Mike was one of the first of our kind to take his well respected and highly useful Louisville Law Wire to the Blogosphere. Since then, the Kentucky Law Review has replaced many attorneys’ local newspaper.
Mike imparted his own resolutions for the New Years in his post, Looking Ahead, Looking Back, Looking at Resolutions. In order to understand Mike’s valuable service to the legal community you need only look at a few of his accomplishments for 2007, which include;
* 150,000 visitors to the Kentucky Law Review/Blog site.
* In 2007, we exceeded 4000 actual posts.
* KLB has 425 subscribers to the site via email and RSS.
* One “theme” change for all the blawgs.
* Kentucky court report aka KYCases.com was in the top ten blawgs during December and has over 600 email subscribers!
* Louisville LawWire blawg was added to simply post the lawwires each week and nothing more.
* And all FREE for you. Much thanks to our volunteer editors who rarely require me to bring out the whips.
These numbers alone are impressive. More importantly, they are indicative of the viability of posting legal related content in an easily accessible and most importantly, free format. Despite his newly mentioned time constraints, I hope Mike will continue to lead the way for other Kentucky Bloggers. I know he has been a source of inspiration when my own Blog seemed like a useless unappreciated exercise in grandiosity.
If you’ve not found your way to one of Mike’s Blogs, click on the links to the right and take a look around. What you’ll find is truly special.